Siren Says

Siren Says: Stand-Up Librarian Meredith Myers

Each month we’ll feature cool, creative women we admire in a new segment called “Siren Says.” We’ll ask them a quick question or two based on that month’s theme. October’s theme is “Believe-It-Or-Not Night Terrors.”

The Stand-Up Librarian Meredith Myers

The Stand-Up Librarian Meredith Myers

Stand-Up Librarian Meredith Myers

The Gloria Sirens: What is your greatest fear?

Meredith Myers: Spending an eternity in a library filled with books by the Kardashians.

TGS: When in your life have you been most afraid?

MM: I think I was like ten or eleven years old and home alone. I was watching “Solid Gold” and in between practicing some spins and kicks, I heard a noise and thought someone was breaking into the house. I quickly jumped behind the TV, but in the process I slammed my crotch area on the corner of the wooden entertainment center. It hurt like hell, but I remained quiet and tucked into a tiny ball amongst the power cords for like an hour waiting for my parents to come home. To this day when I am afraid of going on stage, I get a tingling in my crotch and need to pee. I am reminded that I can either be a coward with a hurt vagina hiding behind the TV or I can put on an imaginary gold metallic headband and kick fear in the ass.

Meredith Myers, the “Stand-Up Librarian,” has a masters degree in library and information sciences from the University of South Florida and has been performing stand-up comedy since 2002 after checking out a comedy book from her local library. Binding her experiences in comedy and libraries, Meredith created www.StandUpLibrarian.com in June of 2010 to educate and entertain people about the importance of libraries and literacy through literary comedy shows and parody songs, hosting and promoting literary events, conducting interviews with authors and library personnel, and visits to unique libraries and literary landmarks across the country. In 2012, she launched www.StandUpLibrarianDesigns.com so she would have something literary fabulous to wear. In just two years, her line of literary accessories has grown to include purses, cosmetic bags, fanny packs, bow ties and hats – all inspired by her favorite books and authors. A combination of Pippi Longstocking and Sandra Bernhard with the style of Carrie Bradshaw, Meredith performs at library and book events across the country.

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